About Us | Makeblock - Global STEAM Education Solution Provider

About Us

Makeblock Co., Ltd, founded in 2013, is a leading STEAM education solution provider.

Targeting the STEAM education and entertainment markets for schools, educational institutions and families, Makeblock provides the most complete hardware, software, content solutions, and a top-notch robotics competitions, with the aim of achieving deep integration of technology and education.

Founder & CEO

Jasen Wang (Wang Jianjun), born in 1985, is the founder and CEO of Makeblock (Makeblock Co., Ltd). Wang is a robotics enthusiast, a product manager, and a hardcore maker, and was once ranked as one of the 30 top entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by Forbes China.

After earning his master degree in Aeronautical Design at the Northwestern Polytechnical University in 2010 and spending a year in the workforce, Wang started Makeblock with the aim to help people turn their ideas into real physical objects.

Global Business Introduction

Makeblock’s products are sold in 140+ countries, by 1,600+ channel partners. The number of users exceeds 6 million and continues to grow. Makeblock’s products are used in more than 20,000 schools around the world, as well as by families, for STEAM education.

In France, Makeblock products have been incorporated into school textbooks, and over 6,000 French primary and secondary schools are using Makeblock software and hardware for their STEAM courses.

We have subsidiaries in Europe, the United States, Japan and Hong Kong, and entered a strategic partnership with Japan’s C&S Softbank in 2017.

Makeblock In the Media

Awards & Mentions

Over the past few years, Makeblock has been enthusiastically received by the design and innovation communities. It has been presented with no fewer than seven major international awards.

International educational accreditation

Makeblock products are received accreditation from the Finnish education standard agency Kokoa.

Milestone

2018

Jul

Codey Rocky and mBot won the 2018 Family Choice Awards

Apr

Makeblock Neuron won the 2018 Gold Edison Awards

Makeblock’s mBot robotics class in Mexico broke the Guinness record as the world’s largest

Feb

Makeblock Neuron and Airblock won the German iF Product Design Award 2018

2017

Dec

Surpassed 4.5 million global users

Nov

Released Codey Rocky, a smart robot for coding and AI learning

Makeblock Neuron named as a CES Innovation Awards Honoree

Aug

Set up the U.S., Europe, Hong Kong and Japan subsidiaries

Jul

Partnered with SoftBank C&S, and officially entered the Japanese market

May

Launched MakeX robotics challenge for teenagers

Mar

Raised $30 million in a series B round of funding at a $200 million valuation led by Evolution Media China and Shenzhen Capital Group Co., Ltd.

Airblock and Makeblock Neuron won multiple internationally prestigious product awards including German Red Dot, American IDEA, Japanese Good Design, South Koreanw K-Design

Launched the programmable electronic building block platform Makeblock Neuron

2016

Nov

Released the first gamified programming app, mblock

Oct

Launched the modular and programmable drone, Airblock

Held the national Robocom together with the Central Government of China

Co-organized and appeared on CCTV in the My World Maker Challenge TV show

Jul

Integrated Microsoft Cognitive Services with mblock

Jun

Products sold in over 140 countries and used by more than 20,000 schools

Opened the first brick and mortar experience store, officially entering the mass consumer market

May

Became the exclusive robotics building platform for the RoPorter competition at the TRANSFORMER event held by the Washington Post

Mar

Launched mBot Ranger, a 3-in-1 DIY robot kit

2015

Dec

Products sold in over 80 countries

Partnered with over 1,000 educational institutions

Apr

Launched mBot, a programmable DIY robot kit, and mDrawbot, a drawing robot kit

2014

Dec

Raised $6 million in a series A round of funding from Sequoia Capital

Feb

Launched mblock, a visual programming software based on Scratch 2.0 with hardware-support; officially entered the educational market

2013

Jun

Raised 3 million RMB in an angel round of funding from Cloud Angel Funds

Incorporated as Makeblock Co., Ltd

Jan

Became the first Chinese hardware project that ever launched a successful crowdfunding project on Kickstarter

2012

Dec

Launched Makeblock, a DIY robotics construction platform, receiving widespread international media coverage

Jun

Graduated from the first program of the famous hardware accelerator HAX as the only Chinese hardware project

Mar

Raised $23,000 in a seed round of funding from HAX

2011

May

Founded the Makeblock brand